YMCA
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YMCA Employee Review

Awful management but lovely employees

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1 March 2019
The management team were not very understanding of college requirements. The hardest part of the job is the parental abuse received almost daily. The water heater was always broken which made employees very sick but were not allowed time off. To receive a qualification, management blackmail you into working extra shifts or you wont get your qualification. I learned how to teach children and adults to swim and how to calm them down when anxious.
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Pros
Lovely coworkers
Cons
Water heater always broken
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Pros
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  1. Awful management but lovely employees